Friday, October 29, 2021

This & That: Fall Things

Fall has gone so fast, it's hard to catch up!  Tatum has had quite the sports routine this fall... Soccer after school on Mondays, Basketball on Tuesday afternoons, Tennis on Thursday mornings and Tee Ball on Friday nights and golf whenever it can be fit in!

The start of October meant a few fun treats for the month and a couple pairs of matching pajamas to wear leading up to Halloween.

We've enjoyed doing Halloween crafts and activities throughout the month.  It went so fast that we didn't quite get them all in!

Teddy continues to follow along with whatever big brother is doing.  "Baby" does a good job keeping up and is moving all over the place.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Apple Picking & Pumpkinland

Earlier in the month we went to one of our favorite fall spots to do the most classic fall activity - Tatum picked apples and then both boys played around with the pumpkins at Pumpkinland.  I've been going there since I was a kid so it's neat to see the boys there now.  We've ended up with quite a few pumpkins this year because Tatum somehow always seems to throw extras in!

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Theodore Joseph: 8&9 Months

Time gets away!  Teddy had his nine month check up today and continues to grow before our eyes.  Catching up on the past two months...

At eight months he could get himself into the sitting position from laying down, pulled himself up in his crib and his bottom tooth started to pop through - tons of teething going on.  A big step this month was that he really started to prefer food over bottles and we've cut back on bottles - usually about 4 or so a day.  He likes to put anything in his mouth that he can, any toys and cold spoons/teething toys.  Just after 8 months he moved to his crib and he sleeps wonderfully - usually about 12 hours a night. 

At nine months he's weighed in at 19.4 pounds and is 2.4 feet tall.  He continues to grow well and (almost) always has a smile on his face.  He learned to clap and loves doing so, responds to his name and raises his hands to be picked up.  He had a second bottom front tooth pop through and continues to love most foods. He never turns away from any pasta or rice items.  He loves running in his walker, eating, cuddling and blabbering all sorts of baby noises.

Monday, October 25, 2021

Weekend Scenes

This weekend started off like all the rest this fall - with Friday night baseball - we watched Tatum's practice and game then grabbed Mexican for dinner.

We spent Saturday and part of Sunday out of town for a close friends wedding.  It was a nice quick break from the kids and a lot of fun to catchup with old friends.

We finished out the weekend on a busy note - Fall Festival in our neighborhood and then Trunk or Treat at Tatum's school.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Super Hero Birthday Party

Last week we celebrated Tatum's fourth birthday with a Super Hero party that he's been asking for since the summer.  I had capes and masks to decorate and a caricaturist which the kids loved being drawn.  I kept the food simple and got it catered from one of our favorite go to restaurant's and Tatum requested a cake with a picture of him on it, cookies and cupcakes.  We tested out Derek's projector from Father's Day for a movie on the deck and after the piƱata had cake and sang "Happy Birthday."

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Fall This & That

We haven't made it to as many Penn State games as we'd like to this fall but we had a blast at the White Out vs. Auburn, College Game Day and a big win!

Before the weather turned cooler this week we spent a lot of time outside - which we still do for now! Also since Tatum's birthday we have been playing a bunch of rounds of policeman/bad guy outside too!
Teddy is very much into real food and can't get enough of it.  It's fun to watch him grow and really get into new things!
We are deep into wedding season and have been having a blast celebrating old friends as they enjoy their special day!